Test score reports now available in Skyward Family Access: Spring 2019 ELA, math, and science

A Message from the Department of Teaching and Learning 

Dear families, 

Every spring, all Washington public school students in grades 3-8 and 10 take state tests in English language arts and math, with an additional test for grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. These tests measure if students are meeting or exceeding grade-level standards and meet our state and federal requirements. 

You are receiving this letter because all spring 2019 reports are now loaded into Skyward Family Access. Please continue reading for instructions on how to access your child’s results and find resources to understand what these scores mean for your child’s learning. 

To look at your child’s reports: 

  1. Login to Skyward Family Access 
  2. For full test reports with more context and information: click on Portfolio along the left margin, then click on the report that you would like to view, which will open as a PDF document. 
  3. Questions? Please see our FAQ below, or contact your child’s teacher or school.

For more information about what these tests measure and why we give them, please see our website or the state’s website at www.k12.wa.us/student-success. One of BPS’ core beliefs is to focus on the whole child, and state tests are only one benchmark among many in assessing the development of our kids. We encourage you to keep these tests in perspective of our overall goals. 

Questions and Answers:

How do I get help with my login / account for Skyward Family Access? 

If you need to reset your password, go here and click “Forgot My Password.” If you are not sure what your account login is, contact your school’s office. 

Who do I call if I have questions about my child’s report?  

We encourage you to contact your child’s teacher(s) to discuss strategies that can help your child both in school and at home. 

What tests can I expect my child to take this year? 

Look here for our assessment schedule, and visit www.k12.wa.us/student-success for additional information about state testing, graduation requirements, and learning standards. 

What if I would prefer to look at a paper copy of my child’s score report?   

We have paper copies of the reports at each school. Contact your child’s school to have a copy sent home.